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Turn the sidebar music off!!!
HAPPY THIRD GOTCHA DAY, BENJAMIN!!!
WE LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!
Below you will find a video that I had been wanting to create for Ben since the day we arrived home. However, with life, a husband, 4 kids, well.... you get the picture. It didn't happen. However, our new pastor, Cameron, invited us to share our testimony and Ben's story yesterday in both services. After using up about 2 boxes of kleenexes, we got through it and it went beautifully. I pray that God will bring his heart of adoption to many people through our little one's profound story. If you want to hear it sometime, email me privately. I have a neat "journal entry" that explains it all and I'll send it to you. Just have some tissue handy. BTW, the video below is pretty long, so give yourself several minutes if you choose to watch it.
A FEW FACTS
*If 7% of the the world’s Christians adopted only 1 parentless child, the world’s orphan problem would be solved.
* If we put all the of the world’s orphans in a single file line, it would wrap around the world 2.5 times.
*There are over 400,000 churches in America, but only 113, 000 children are adopted annually.
THE GOOD NEWS:
Romans 8:15 (NASB)--parentheses mine
"For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba (meaning quite literally, "Daddy")! Father!"
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The water on this particular evening was so gorgeous. It was so still that it was just like a mirror.
Cypress trees jut out of the water all around its edges. The water at all the lakes here in Bladen County (with the exception of White Lake, of course) are a dark, murky red/brown. White Lake is perfectly clear as it is spring fed. Its bottom is white sand and it is a virtual dream for anyone who like the water. Since we have moved to White Lake, I find myself wanting to do nothing other than ride around on my bike, soaking in the views, smells, and feel of the Autumn air in Eastern Carolina. Yeah, I think I'm starting to like it here.